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Do I Disappoint Myself Or Others?
Episode 17320th June 2023 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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Disappointing ourselves and others is an awful feeling highlighted by guilt and shame. It can often lead us to act out regretfully as we attempt to mask it. Out of fear of its consequences, we resort to tiptoeing around others. This is most common in the medical field, where people tend to prioritise the needs of other people before their own. It could be why you may have difficulties saying no to people. 

In this quick dip episode, I will dive into how you can deal with disappointment. Learn to understand your needs and take action. Understand it's okay if you can't do everything or please everyone.

If you’re a doctor struggling with stress because you are afraid to disappoint yourself and others, this episode is for you.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover the source of your disappointment.
  2. Learn how to overcome your fears by saying no. 
  3. Explore the benefits of prioritizing your needs above others. 

Episode Highlights

[00:00] The Fear of Disappointing Others

[02:08] Sources of Disappointment

[7:14] Consequences of Self-Disappointment

[11:01] Prioritize Yourself and Your Needs


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